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eCart PayPal Digital Downloads

Thread began 10/12/2012 5:47 pm by mywebassist220499 | Last modified 12/04/2012 4:51 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1665 views | 4 replies |

mywebassist220499

eCart PayPal Digital Downloads

I've been successfully selling digital downloads using eCart and Authorize.net as my payment gateway for some time. Now I'm interested in moving from Authorize.net to strictly PayPal for transaction processing. I've read a number of threads here but am not yet completely clear on what forms of PayPal processing will work in conjuction with eCart and selling digital downloadable items.

Ideally I would like to use the PayPal Standard form of processing which gives my customer the option of either using their PayPal account or paying directly with their credit card (payment through PayPal without the customer having to have a PayPal account).

My interpretation of what I've read in the threads is that this is not possible. That the only way of using PayPal with the relevant WA extensions for digital downloads is using the PayPal Express method which, I believe, limits that to only persons that have a PayPal account.

Is that correct?

Thanks,
David

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Paypal Standard _can_ be used in conjunction with digital delivery, but it requires some some manipulation in order to make it work in a way that the purchaser can only download once the transaction is processed.

using paypal standard, you will need to configure an IPN page to store the order information once paypal has processed the transaction and sent a success IPN post.

I recommend using Paypal Pro or PayPal express, as these systems process the transaction in real time and don't require IPN. your assumption that paypal express does not allow the user to pay without a paypal account is not correct. using express checkout, the customer can checkout through paypal and use their credit card without needing a paypal account.

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mywebassist220499

Thanks Jason. I will check on the PayPal Express again.

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mywebassist220499

Is there any documentation that lays out a roadmap for using ecart with PayPal Express for digital downloads. I don't see an option to use PayPal Express in the checkout wizard.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

paypal express is a part of PayPal Payments Pro.

'if you use Paypal Payments pro in the wizard, you can then delete the credit card form from the checkout page and leave the express checkout button

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